Leonardo Sciascia was born in Racalmuto, in the province of Agrigento in 1921. In Caltanissetta he attended the master's institute and Vitalino Brancati was his teacher. He approached anti-fascism and read many North American authors. In 1943 he worked as an employee in the offices for the mandatory storage of wheat, an activity that led Leonardo Sciascia to meet the reality of the peasant world. Subsequently he taught without too much enthusiasm at the primary school of Racalmuto. During his elementary school work, Sciascia approached writing and in 1950 he wrote "Favole della dictatura" and in 1952 La Sicilia, his heart, and collaborated with various newspapers such as "La Stampa" and "L’Espresso". In 1957 he dropped out of teaching to devote himself full time as a writer. He wrote numerous works including "Gli zii di sicilia" and his most famous novel: "il giorno della civetta", in which he denounced the so called mafia in Sicily. In the seventies he also dedicated himself to political life, both as a city councilor in Palermo, a position he held briefly, both as a deputy in the national parliament.
She returns to Caltanissetta, her native city, where she still lives; after an intense travelling,
that has stimulated her assiduous artistic production, she finally decides to stop for a long
period in the Netherlands. And it is precisely in Amsterdam, a place very dear to the artist,
that explodes in her the desire to realize a passion already alive since adolescence: Painting.
The inspiration emerges undoubtedly from the many trips, which have enriched both
personally and artistically. This has allowed her to create original productions influenced by
"Street Art" and Urban Art, absorbing contaminations present in Europe and beyond.
Multiple her artistic collaborations in the creation of murals and extemporary paintings.
With a comic trait, her acrylics, often touch on social issues, able to arouse in the user, food
By means of her unmistakable stroke, decisive and instinctual, it is possible to recognize the
uniqueness of her art and her experimentation.
She has taken part in several installations, both as a creator, organizer and promoter of
artistic and cultural events, and with solo and group exhibitions.
She was born in San. Cataldo (Cl) in 1975
In 1994 she obtains the Diploma of Maturity of Applied Art at the Regional Institute of Art.
In 2000 she completed her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of Catania in the course of
Decoration. The conscious research that faces is to look at bringing it out of his inner life.
He pursues in his works the speed of execution through the use of abstract and impetuous
In the Informal his roots that characterize a constant emotional charge and an unbridled
freedom of expression.
In the last 10 years he is interested in ceramic processing, unpredictable technique that could
not remain extraneous. "The earth, the glazes, the fire have their own laws and remain
pleasantly subjected to them".
Born in Palermo in 1986, she attended the Liceo artistico obtaining a diploma in applied art.
Immediately after she moved to Catania, where she attended the Academy of Fine Arts and
completed her university studies at the Chair of Sculpture with honors. In these years she
takes part to several collective exhibitions and symposia both in Italy and abroad. She plays
the role of teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania for the chair of Techniques and
Technology of Sculpture and Ornamental Plastic. In 2011 she moved to Rome and continues
her studies by qualifying as Art Therapist and operator in artistic mediation. Since March
2016 she has been teaching Art in different schools in Italy. She proposes several extracurricular workshops in different schools and associations. She actively collaborates with various
cultural realities of Caltanissetta where she carries out her profession at her experimental/experiential studio "L'Arte di Noè".
She continues her training and her artistic research by participating in workshops and
national and international exhibitions
She enjoyed a three decade career as an art educator in the Greece Central School District. She retired from teaching in 2017 to become a full-time painter. Since then, she has moved her studio to The Hungerford Building in downtown Rochester, joined the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painter group, and the "Working with Wax" a group of encaustic painters in Rochester, NY. She traveled to the Burren College of Art in Ireland to further explore encaustic wax painting. She is a part time art instructor at The Mill Arts Center and Gallery in Honeoye Falls, and she provides private art lessons in her studio, as her schedule allows.